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Alternative title: Future Machines
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... no. 55.0 1 August 2016 of Cordite est. 1997 Cordite Poetry Review
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* Contents derived from the 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Unbidden : Settler Poetry in the Presence of Indigenous Sovereignty, Bonny Cassidy , single work criticism
Translingualism, Home, Ambivalence : The Poet Dimitris Tsaloumas, Vrasidas Karalis , single work criticism

'The death of Dimitris Tsaloumas (1921-2016) invites us to revisit and re-evaluate his poetry without the critical anxiety to place him within the historical taxonomies of Australian literature or the hermeneutical suspicion about its belonging. The task of situating his poetry will take time as the canon of Australian literature is still fluid and its main parameters are not yet finalised. After his death however his work becomes a space in which we can detect both patterns and particularities; it is transformed simultaneously into a social text and to an individual testimony. Furthermore, beyond the politics of cultural memory or the ideologies of literary traditions, now there is a unique opportunity to study the compositional qualities of his work and explore its constitutive poetics, without reducing it to its social circumstances or attributing it to the emotional upheavals of his biography. The death of the poet liberates his work from the particulars of his life: with time, biographical information becomes significant only if and when ambiguities eventuate while the interpretation of his work is not exhausted by simplistically corresponding his verses to events in the life of the individual.' (Introduction)

Simeon Kronenberg and Luke Fischer Rilke, Cavafy, Hölderlin : Simeon Kronenberg Interviews Luke Fischer, Simeon Kronenberg , single work interview

'Luke Fischer has been writing poetry since a relatively early age and has combined this deep engagement with ongoing academic studies in philosophy, along with an interest in music. His first collection of poetry Paths of Flight (Black Pepper, 2013) has been widely regarded as an outstanding debut and was commended in the FAW Anne Elder Award. In 2013, with his wife Dalia Nassar, Luke initiated the highly esteemed Poetry and Music Salon in North Bondi. The private salons have also led to public iterations, including: ‘Poetry and Music Salon: Do Poets Tell the Truth?’ at the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival and ‘Poetry and Music Salon: Poetry vs Prose’ at the 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival.

'The following interview mostly took place between June and October 2015, mainly via email. Luke was traveling in Europe during much of this period.' (Interviewer's introduction)

Written Land : A Lionel Fogarty Chapbook, Lionel Fogarty , Matthew Hall , selected work poetry
From Empirical : Vi"Now I will walk again into this field of wreckage", Lisa Gorton , single work poetry
Sheep Poems, Eddie Paterson , sequence poetry
The Reviewi"scott rated it colleen rated it shannon rated it catriona rated it lyn rated it", single work poetry
Standard Operation Procedurei"manual handling is any activity involving the use of force. use lifts, trolleys,", Eddie Paterson , single work poetry
Running with the Packi"These lost boys translucent in the radiance", John Hawke , single work poetry
Light Thiefi"CodeBlockID:", Ian Gibbins , single work poetry
Not before and Not Afteri"a bone white linen jumpsuit hangs in the corner of my lush pad it spits up", Elena Gomez , single work poetry
Generation Loss (After Alvin Lucier)i"‘Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier)’ is a response to Alvin Lucier’s 1969 work I am sitting in a room, in which the artist’s", Pascalle Burton , single work poetry
Off-Planeti"Sell an every-third-day sunset, buy endearing ocean. Live well—the swell.", Rosalind McFarlane , single work poetry
An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomyi"The string is a catalyst not", Lindsay Tuggle , single work poetry
Uses of Poetry VIIIi"You begin service in an unnamed base in the Nevada desert about an hour", Shane Strange , single work poetry
Back, to the Basicsi"The hills have receded", Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng , single work poetry
Landingi"Hour of bright & dim; such stillness you could", Jo Langdon , single work poetry
Whether the Ghost Isi"demonic or divine", Catherine Vidler , single work poetry
Triptych, S. K. Kelen , sequence poetry
Sirensi"Speed of light insomniac runs,", S. K. Kelen , single work poetry

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